pumpkin boat by Wendy Schotsmans -CC

Last weekend, folks in Nova Scotia hauled their giant pumpkins from the pumpkin patch into the water, carving them into boats for the annual Pumpkin Regatta competition.

The tiny town of Windsor proclaims itself the World Pumpkin Capital. Each year 50 to 60 pumpkin boats — designed, carved, and decorated by each contestant — race across the 500-meter Lake Pisiquid to the delight of onlookers lining the shore.

(WATCH a video below, or Read more from CBC News) – Photo by Wendy Schotsmans, CC

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